New Laws Went into effect July 1st

159 new laws went into effect in Florida on July 1st. A sampling: HB 7099- the $129.1 million package exempts sales taxes on food and drinks sold by veterans’ organizations; revises how taxes are calculated on alcohol and tobacco sales for cruise ships within Florida waters; on pear cider; and on an excise tax on aviation fuel. It Read more about New Laws Went into effect July 1st[…]

From the Capitol

The Florida Legislature officially adjourned its sixty day session at 10:39p.m. on Friday, May 2nd.  This session, legislators filed 1,812 general bills and passed 264, or a little over 14% of the total. To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed 65 bills and vetoed none. By Florida law, the Governor has fifteen days to act Read more about From the Capitol[…]

Senate President and House Speaker 2014 Work Plan

Following their success in last year’s session, President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford recently announced their joint agenda called the 2014 Work Plan Florida to address some of Florida’s most pressing needs.  The five point plan includes: (1) economic opportunity through education; (2) a Florida GI Bill; (3) protection of vulnerable Floridians; (4) a $500 million Read more about Senate President and House Speaker 2014 Work Plan[…]

Bills in Effect on October 1st

Over thirty bills went into effect on October 1st and none have received as much attention as the texting while driving ban. The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” is a secondary offense, meaning you may not be cited for using a wireless communications device unless you are first pulled over for another driving Read more about Bills in Effect on October 1st[…]